TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Chairman of Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission underlined here on Friday that his country would continue nuclear progress relying on domestic capabilities and potentials.
Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the Friday worshippers here in Tehran today, Alaoddin Boroujerdi said that the National Security, Energy and Industries Commissions of the parliament will in an upcoming meeting next week review construction of nuclear power plants through mere reliance on the potentials and capabilities of Iranian scientists and experts.
He further reminded that nuclear science has now turned into a fully home-grown technology in Iran, adding, “All the needed stages for using the nuclear energy, including exploration, extraction and processing of uranium, are now carried out by the Iranian experts.
The lawmaker also pointed to the background of Iran’s nuclear case and said, “Despite our extensive cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and voluntary suspension of our nuclear activities, the United States and western countries did not give up their opposition to Iran’s nuclear progress, and the country’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), thus, decided that Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities should be resumed.”
“Western countries bully us while they are in desperate need of our oil, imagine what would happen when we do not have oil and are in need of the West’s energy supplies,” he continued.
The MP stressed that his country would not give up even an iota of its nuclear rights as a signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Reminding that all Iran’s nuclear activities are in full compliance with the IAEA and NPT rules and regulations, he said that the parliament is scheduled to study a plan next Tuesday for the generation of 20,000 megawatts of energy by domestically-built nuclear power plants.
“When the other party intended to refer our case from the IAEA to the UN Security Council, we warned that if the measure was taken, we would stop voluntary implementation of the NPT additional protocol and we did so,” Boroujerdi stated, adding, “And this time we told them that if they passed a UNSC resolution against Iran, we would revise our cooperation with the IAEA.”
He warned the West that all Iranian officials and nation are resolute in standing up to the bullying behavior of the west and in restoring the country’s nuclear rights, reiterating that sanctions would not deter Iran’s nuclear progress.